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Brewed by Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München
Style: Dunkel/Tmavý
Munich, Germany

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 619   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark beer existed in Bavaria long before light beer. This was the first type of beer to be brewed at Hofbräuhaus when it was founded. Today, when beer-lovers all over the world talk about dark beer, they usually mean a Munich style beer. Today, Hofbräu Dunkel - the archetypal Bavarian beer - is still as popular as ever. With its alcoholic content of around 5.5% volume and its spicy taste, it’s a refreshing beer that suits all kinds of occasion. A beer in the traditional Munich style!


2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4973) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a large tan head. The aroma was sour, funky and a bit skunky. The flavor was moderately sweet, creamy toasted malts with a mildly skunky finish. I believe that this beer was a bit light struck but since the brewer cared so little about the beer as to place it in a green bottle, I will care so little as to not bother to try it again to give it a fair rating.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Draught at the Lagerhaus. Dark brown body, 1 finger brown head. Nose is dark malts, some candy sweetness, a good amount of nutty notes, caramel, some light chocolate and then really more malts. Flavor profile is unchanged from the aroma, but because a little more muted in each regard. Malts and chocolate, followed by some caramel and candy sweetness. A pleasant nuttiness forms of the back end. Light to medium bodied. Finish is lengthy, sweet malts and nuts, blending into chocolate tones. Not bad by any means, and a good representation of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2008
I had this one at the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas on 2/17/08. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any notes at the time, but still recall a pleasant maltiness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium brown. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread, caramel, husks), lightly hoppy (herbs, flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Rough around the edges and a bit too sweet, but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Pours a clear tan/brown with a beige head. Aroma was very sweet with chocolate, caramel, and nuttiness. Flavor was caramael sweet with some bready undertones.. Sticky mouthfeel, light bodied.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 24, 2008
Bottle, pour a clear dark red color with a decent tan head. Aroma is light with some slight roasted malts, carmel and chalk. Slight sweet taste, finishes quickly, a light bitterness from the light hops. Nothing special here not bad but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmo32087 (29) - USA - JAN 16, 2008
Amazing beer served at the Hofbrauhaus. I had never had a Dunkel before so it looked intimidating but the aroma was amazing and as smooth a beer as I’ve tasted.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomasus (207) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours orange/amber with an off white head. Aroma of faint malt and hops. Flavor is more of the same. Nice balance w/ a quick finish. Nothing amazing but very drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbean (110) - Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2007
On draught at Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Dark brown with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is unremarkable, of malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty, and a little toasty. Not overly exciting but very drinkable, but I guess it has to be if they’re going to serve it by the liter.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kidmartinek (3728) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
A brown pour, a little boring, kinda clear. Tastes of cereal grains. Not much going on here. A bit lacking in good taste, with corn, grain taste prevailing.


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